HB0626 (CH0409)

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Agriculture - Animal Shelters - Standards of Care and Protocol Implementation and Enforcement

Sponsored by:

Delegate Gilchrist


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 409

Synopsis:Requiring an animal shelter to follow a specified written protocol for reclaiming animals; requiring the Department of Agriculture, on or before January 1, 2018, to adopt specified minimum standards of care for dogs and cats in animal shelters; requiring an animal shelter to follow the minimum standards of care adopted by the Department; and requiring the Department to adopt specified regulations on or before January 1, 2018.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Gilchrist, Miele, Barkley, Bromwell, Buckel, Carr, Chang, Folden, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frush, Healey, Hettleman, Hornberger, Kaiser, Kipke, Kramer, Lam, Long, Luedtke, McComas, McMillan, Metzgar, Morhaim, Patterson, Robinson, Rose, Saab, Vogt, Waldstreicher, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2017
Environment and Transportation  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Agriculture
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture, Department of
Animals -see also- Birds; Dogs
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Agriculture
(2-1701, 2-1704, 2-1705, 2-1706)

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November 28, 2017 1:01 P.M.